This may not come as much surprise these days, but it certainly would have several years ago - Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world, reports TechCrunch.
Not only they top, they are ahead of Microsoft by $100 billion dollars.
A year ago Apple's market cap was at $208 billion, while Microsoft was at $261 billion. Apple has gained $100 billion and Microsoft only $1 billion.
In related bad news for Microsoft, Google is closing in quickly, being only $28 billion behind.
Also closing in, IBM. If Microsoft doesn't get it together, they could soon be knocked down to number four.
TechCrunch also points out Apple is just over $90 billion away from becoming the overall most valuable public company in the world. Exxon stands at $422 billion.
Published at 5:33 AM PDT on May 5, 2011